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    You're Invited!

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    How much progress is being made in the fight against our nation's No. 1 killer of women? Join us for the 4th Annual State of Women's Heart Health webinar on February 19th to have that question answered by some of our nation's leading health...
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    Advocates Lobby for FIT Kids

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    You're the Cure advocates recently met with Members of Congress in Washington, D.C. to request support for FIT Kids, a bipartisan bill that would help ensure students receive high-quality physical education at school.
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    Surgeon General’s Report Reinforces Urgent Need for Bold Action Against Tobacco

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    Washington, D.C., Jan. 17, 2014 — American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments today on the Surgeon General’s Report: The Health Consequences of Smoking — 50 Years of Progress : “Over the last 50...
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    NIH Budget Disappointing, Says American Heart Association

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    Washington, D.C., Jan. 14, 2014 — American Heart Association President Mariell Jessup, M.D., made the following comments today on the FY 2014 federal budget legislation: “For months, the American Heart Association has been pressing federal...
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    Learn & Share Your Post-Stroke Tips

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    After a stroke, even the simplest tasks can be very challenging. That's why the American Stroke Association created a volunteer-powered library to gather ideas from stroke survivors, caregivers and healthcare professionals who’ve created or...
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    50th Anniversary

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    As we mark the 50th anniversary of the first Surgeon General's report on smoking and health, we reflect on the incredible progress we've made in the fight against tobacco use while setting bold goals for the work that still remains.
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    Influencing Undecided Lawmakers

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    How do we convince legislators to support policies important to the heart and stroke community? Check out this video produced by the Congressional Management Foundation to learn the best strategies for influencing your undecided lawmakers.
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    New Year, New Advocates

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    It’s the New Year, which means time for setting goals and making resolutions. At You’re the Cure, we have our own resolution for 2014. We want to grow the base of advocates fighting for heart and stroke policy change. Here’s how you...
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    Let's Improve the American Diet

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    If the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) eliminated trans fats from the American diet, we could prevent over 10,000 heart attacks and more than 3,000 deaths per year. But, the FDA needs to hear from you first! Let your voice be heard today!
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    AHA Urges Lawmakers to Use Budget Act Funds for NIH Sequester Relief

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    Washington, D.C., Dec. 18, 2013 — American Heart Association President Mariell Jessup, M.D., made the following comments today on the Senate’s passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013: “The American Heart Association is pleased...
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    Let's Fix the Damage

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    After a rough year for medical research funded through the National Institutes of Health (NIH), there is finally good news out of Washington! Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bipartisan budget deal to fund the government for two...
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    AHA Voices Support for Bipartisan Budget Deal

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    Washington, D.C., Dec. 11, 2013 — American Heart Association President Mariell Jessup, M.D., made the following comments today on the budget agreement announced by Rep. Paul Ryan (R.- Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D.-Wash.): “The proposed...
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    Understanding Your Member of Congress

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    Have you ever wondered what life is like for a Member of Congress, or if they really consider your opinion when making decisions? Check out our new video, produced by the Congressional Management Foundation, for an insider look at Congressional offices...
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    Shop Heart This Holiday Season

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    Are you still tackling holiday shopping for family and friends? Consider giving the gift of American Heart Association gear like apparel, cookbooks, and accessories.
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    Share Your Medical Research Story

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    Have you benefited from medical research? If so, we want to hear from you! Federal funding for medical research is once again in jeopardy and your story can make a big difference in Washington. Tell it today!
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    Are You One of the 9 Out of 10?

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    Did you know that 9 out of 10 Americans consume too much sodium? The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is educating consumers and providing tips to decrease the sodium in your diet.
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    Advocate Spotlight: Ariel Walker

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    Ariel Walker Ohio At 19, my life was totally normal for a college student. Eat, sleep, class, repeat. And then one day, my heart quit beating. I was giving a final presentation in front of a class full of people when everything went dark. When I woke...
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    Our Heartfelt Thanks

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    The following message is from Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association... As Thanksgiving Day approaches, my thoughts turn to all of the families together today — because of the generosity of people like you. Behind every person...
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    What is going on with the Federal budget and medical research?

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    Sequester, continuing resolutions, government shutdowns, debt ceiling, and cuts. The federal budget can be very confusing, especially when it pertains to medical research and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Below, we tried to explain how we got...
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    Sequester Stories: How Heart and Stroke Research Hangs in the Balance

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    Learn how budgets cuts to the National Institute of Health (NIH) have affected heart and stroke medical research from You're the Cure Advocates in the medical community.
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    The 2013 State Legislative Wrap-Up is Here!

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    What heart or stroke advocacy victory are you most proud of from the last year? Join us in taking a look back at the impact You're the Cure advocates have made in every state!
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    1,000 Strong

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    More than 750 advocates have already submitted their letters asking the FDA to eliminate menthol flavoring from cigarettes- now we need YOU to help us stand 1,000 strong!
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    Praise for the FDA's Action on Trans Fat

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    American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) tentative determination that partially hydrogenated oils are not “generally recognized as safe,” which begins the process...
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    Help Stop Therapy Caps

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    Speech, physical, and occupational therapy are vital parts of stroke recovery. However, ‘therapy caps’ threaten to limit care for stroke patients on Medicare, unless Congress acts by the end of the year. Tell your legislators: Stop the therapy...
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    AHA Applauds NYC's Fight Against Youth Tobacco Use

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    Washington, D.C., Oct. 31, 2013 —The American Heart Association applauds New York City for continuing to be a national leader in reducing tobacco use by passing bills that will discourage young people from smoking and encourage more smokers to quit...